Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Podcasts: 10 favourites

I love listening to podcasts. My current favourites are: 1, Driveway Moments: NPR What is a Driveway Moment? ... Rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car to hear the piece to the end. 2. This I Believe: NPR Based on a 1950s radio program of the same name, Americans from all walks of life share the personal philiosophies and core values that guide their daily lives. 3. Wiggly Podcast Listen to Heather Gorringe, managing director of garden supplies company Wiggly Wigglers. 4. A Way with Words Public radio’s lively language show, with Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett. 5. Grammar Grater a weekly podcast about English words, grammar and usage for the Information Age - with host Luke Taylor. (Minnesota Public Radio) 6. Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing - Hosted by Mignon Fogarty. 7. The Word Nerds A podcast about words, language, and why we say the things we do. 8, The Naked Scientists Podcast - interactive science, medicine and technology weekly live radio show with Dr Chris Smith. 9. The Satellite Sisters - Radio show featuring five sisters talking about women and real life. 10. Amateur Traveler - a travel show that helps you find the best places to travel to. Note: You do not need an iPod to listen to podcasts, as they are simply MP3 audio files that can be played back either on your computer or any MP3 player Do you listen to podcasts? Which ones are your favourites?


  1. I don't but as we head into winter I'll probably start to.
    As you've linked all these I'll start with one or two of them. xx

  2. Hi flighty, I'll be interested to know which ones you listen to and what you think of them.

  3. Maureen -- Thanks for the shout-out! And do email "A Way with Words" any time you want to chat about language. We'd love to get some first-hand perspective about how our two countries are separated by a common language! :-)

  4. Hello Martha - You are very welcome. I love your show!

    I would love to discuss the differences between British English and American English so I just may take you up on the offer and send an email to "A Way with Words".